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How to Cook a Perfect Soft Boiled Egg

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 If you’re looking to make the perfect soft boiled egg, you’ve come to the right place. In this post you’ll find out exactly how to cook the perfect, gooey, delicious soft boiled egg that will be perfect every single time. #softboiledegg #egg #howtocookeggs #boiledegg #paleo #whole30 #glutenfree #recipe #calmeats #grainfree #dairyfree #realfoodrecipes

 If you’re looking to make the perfect soft boiled egg, you’ve come to the right place. In this post you’ll find out exactly how to cook the perfect, gooey, delicious soft boiled egg that will be perfect every single time. #softboiledegg #egg #howtocookeggs #boiledegg #paleo #whole30 #glutenfree #recipe #calmeats #grainfree #dairyfree #realfoodrecipes

 If you’re looking to make the perfect soft boiled egg, you’ve come to the right place. In this post you’ll find out exactly how to cook the perfect, gooey, delicious soft boiled egg that will be perfect every single time. #softboiledegg #egg #howtocookeggs #boiledegg #paleo #whole30 #glutenfree #recipe #calmeats #grainfree #dairyfree #realfoodrecipes

The window was slightly ajar letting out some of the steam that had built up in the small kitchen. My grandmother feverishly stirring what looked like an absurdly large pot while chattering about the neighbors. I sat at the kitchen table staring out the 7th story window, daydreaming and patiently waiting with my piece of fresh, crusty bread. Six minutes is a long time for a kid.

I turned back to the scene behind me. My grandfather’s towel wrapped hand, swiftly maneuvering past my grandma with the boiling pot; some sort of bickering exchanged. Cold water running, I waited; stomach growling. I knew the routine. It was predictable, timed and always perfect.

As he cracked the top open, I could see the orange glow against the white. It was a magical sight. A pinch of salt, a dash of pepper. A beautifully cooked soft boiled egg. It was the perfect egg for dipping my bread in it first, then scooping out the white with the spoon. A few pieces of hard, aged salami, tea and breakfast was complete.

Something as simple as eating an egg, when done slowly, with intention, can become nearly ceremonious. There was an utter delight in having this carefully cooked egg before me that took just minutes to make. I’m not certain I appreciated it as a 7 year old, but the memory is deeply ingrained and I look back on it with fondness.

I hesitated writing this blog post because it seemed a little silly at first…everyone knows how to cook a soft boiled egg, right? But after posting an image on my Instagram feed about cooking the perfect soft boiled egg and receiving questions about the technique, I thought maybe not. So a single egg is getting its own blog post. After all, the egg is a coveted food around these parts. So let’s jump right in to the method of cooking the perfect soft boiled egg.

 If you’re looking to make the perfect soft boiled egg, you’ve come to the right place. In this post you’ll find out exactly how to cook the perfect, gooey, delicious soft boiled egg that will be perfect every single time. #softboiledegg #egg #howtocookeggs #boiledegg #paleo #whole30 #glutenfree #recipe #calmeats #grainfree #dairyfree #realfoodrecipes

 If you’re looking to make the perfect soft boiled egg, you’ve come to the right place. In this post you’ll find out exactly how to cook the perfect, gooey, delicious soft boiled egg that will be perfect every single time. #softboiledegg #egg #howtocookeggs #boiledegg #paleo #whole30 #glutenfree #recipe #calmeats #grainfree #dairyfree #realfoodrecipes


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how to cook the perfectly soft boiled egg

  • prep time: 1 minute

  • cooking time: 6 minutes

  • makes: 2 soft boiled eggs

Ingredients:

  • 2 organic eggs

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 cups of water

Equipment:

  • small sauce pan

  • timer

Directions:

Add 4 cups water to small pot. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to a simmer and gently place eggs in water without bouncing them. Return heat to boil, cover with lid and set your timer for 6 minutes.

After 6 minutes, dump out water and run eggs under cold water for 1 minute.

You can crack the top or peel the whole egg and serve right away with salt and pepper

*Bonus: To cook a perfect hard boiled egg, follow the same steps for boiling water, reducing heat but just add eggs and boil with lid on for 13 minutes. Rinse under cold water for 1 minute and peel.


 If you’re looking to make the perfect soft boiled egg, you’ve come to the right place. In this post you’ll find out exactly how to cook the perfect, gooey, delicious soft boiled egg that will be perfect every single time. #softboiledegg #egg #howtocookeggs #boiledegg #paleo #whole30 #glutenfree #recipe #calmeats #grainfree #dairyfree #realfoodrecipes

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    renee
    January 7, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    I adore this story in the beginnings – so special. I hope my girls remember eating soft boiled eggs from very young like this!

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      January 8, 2019 at 10:34 am

      Thank you Renee! I think we take some of the simple things for granted at times!

  • Reply
    linda spiker
    January 8, 2019 at 1:01 am

    I LOVE a soft boiled egg and your photos make them look as good as they taste! Better actually!

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      January 8, 2019 at 10:33 am

      Aww thank you so much, Linda! I’m blushing over here 🙂

  • Reply
    Jean
    January 8, 2019 at 1:33 am

    That egg looks so perfect! Thanks for sharing the method. I can’t wait to try it out myself!

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      January 8, 2019 at 10:33 am

      Awesome Jean, thank you so much!!

  • Reply
    Shelby
    January 8, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    I love this! They make such yummy salad or bowl toppers.

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      January 10, 2019 at 10:27 pm

      I agree Shelby! I love them on salads! And thank you so much! 🙂

  • Reply
    Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri
    January 8, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    My goodness you sure do know how to make a soft boiled egg the most beautiful thing ever. Your photos are stunning! Soft boiled are my husband’s favorites and we’re pretty much all I made for my little one when she started eating eggs. Thanks so much for your simple instructions to perfect these.

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      January 10, 2019 at 10:28 pm

      Aww thank you so much Emily! I so appreciate your kind words! Truly I do! Soft boiled eggs really are special!

  • Reply
    tessa simpson
    January 9, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    yolk porn at its finest!! Love your tips, and perfect soft boiled egg is a luxury and a real treat!

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      January 10, 2019 at 10:29 pm

      Hahah thank you thank you! I try 🙂 I agree it really is very special to me too!

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